Mungong Orthography Guide

Date:
2011
Extent:
iii, 18 pages
Table of Contents:
Abbreviations ............................................................................................................ iii 1 Introduction ........................................................................................................ 1 2 Alphabet.............................................................................................................. 2 2.1 Consonants ............................................................................................................ 2 2.1.1 Prenasalised Consonants............................................................................... 3 2.1.2 Palatalised Consonants ................................................................................. 5 2.1.3 Labialised Consonants................................................................................... 5 2.1.4 Consonant Orthography Rules ..................................................................... 7 2.2 Vowels ................................................................................................................... 8 2.2.1 Nasal Vowels.................................................................................................. 9 2.2.2 Vowel Orthography Rules ............................................................................ 9 3 Tone .................................................................................................................. 10 3.1 Historical Perspective ........................................................................................ 10 3.2 Basic Mungong Tone.......................................................................................... 11 3.3 Lexical Tone........................................................................................................ 11 3.4 Grammatical Tone.............................................................................................. 12 3.4.1 Singular versus Plural Forms of Gender 9/10 Nouns .............................. 12 4 Word Division ................................................................................................... 14 5 Punctuation and Capitalisation ......................................................................... 14 5.1 Full Stop .............................................................................................................. 15 5.2 Question Mark .................................................................................................... 15 5.3 Exclamation Mark .............................................................................................. 15 5.4 Comma ................................................................................................................ 15 5.5 Colon ................................................................................................................... 16 5.6 Quotation Marks................................................................................................. 16 5.7 Capitalisation...................................................................................................... 16 6 Need for Further Testing of the Orthography ................................................... 17 References ................................................................................................................ 18
Country:
Cameroon
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